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The Gerontological Society of America Names New Officers

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) — the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging — is proud to announce its newest elected officers. These individuals were chosen by GSA’s membership, which consists of more than 5,500 researchers, educators, and practitioners.

The officers are responsible for matters of leadership and strategic planning and will assume their new roles on January 1, 2024.

Board of Directors

Vice President
Marilyn R. Gugliucci, MA, PhD, FAGHE, FGSA
University of New England

Jordan P. Lewis, PhD, MSW, FGSA
University of Minnesota

Board Member
Karen S. Lyons, PhD, FGSA
Boston College

Board Member
Fayron Epps, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN
Emory University

Board Member
Tam E. Perry, PhD, FGSA
Wayne State University

Section Leadership

Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education Vice Chair-Elect
Laura KM Donorfio, PhD, FAGHE
University of Connecticut

Behavioral and Social Sciences Section Vice Chair-Elect
Chivon A. Mingo, PhD, FGSA
Georgia State University

Biological Sciences Section Vice Chair-Elect
Sean P. Curran, PhD, FGSA
University of Southern California

Emerging Scholar and Professional Organization Vice Chair-Elect
Sohyun Kim, PhD, RN
University of Texas at Arlington

Health Sciences Section Vice Chair-Elect
Pamela Z. Cacchione, PhD, CRNP, BC, FGSA, FAAN
University of Pennsylvania

Social Research, Policy and Practice Section Vice Chair-Elect
Howard B. Degenholtz, PhD, FGSA
University of Pittsburgh 


The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the nation's oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. The principal mission of the Society — and its 5,500+ members — is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public. GSA’s structure also includes a policy institute, the National Academy on an Aging Society.

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